Inspiring Greater Action for a Climate-Safe Earth
Join MBEP and others in endorsing the Climate-Safe California Campaign.
Climate-Safe California is a bold suite of policies to address the climate crisis. It is a unique, urgently needed, and comprehensive campaign that will catalyze similar efforts in other states, the nation, and the world.
More than 1,400 entities have pledged their support for California to accelerate aggressive climate policy, including 89 elected officials and governments, 112 businesses, 142 organizations, and more than 1,000 individuals. Here in the Monterey Bay region, the Climate-Safe California Campaign has already been endorsed by UC Santa Cruz, the cities of Watsonville and Del Rey Oaks, Santa Cruz County, and Let’s Green CA (formerly Greenpower), in addition to our District Assembly Members Robert Rivas and Mark Stone and several councilmembers and supervisors.
The Climate-Safe California campaign for rapid decarbonization aims to accelerate existing state goals by 15 years, from 2045 to 2030, though:
Accelerating the phase-out of fossil fuel development, production, and use;
Scaling-up nature-based sequestration to 100 MMT/year by 2030 on natural & working lands;
Investing in community resilience, including clean energy microgrids and storage;
Funding climate action with $12-20 billion/year and leverage private sector money.
MBEP will also serve as a promotional partner for the CA Climate Policy Summit in April and is working with the Climate Center to increase government, business, and nonprofit organizational endorsements by launching a series of presentations on the CA Climate-Safe Campaign — critically important as jurisdictions begin to explore and develop their 2030 climate action plans. Endorsing the Climate-Safe CA campaign expresses the kind of leadership and framework needed to remove more climate pollution from the atmosphere than we emit by 2030 while creating thousands of jobs and building a more equitable clean energy economy, and could make California the first state in the nation to become carbon negative. If you are interested in learning more and setting up a presentation for your organization, please submit this interest form.